Thursday, February 21, 2008

What is cellular manufacturing

CM (cellular manufacturing) is a type of lean production or flexible manufacturing adopted largely by manufacturing plants all over the world to achieve mass customization and manufacturing competitiveness. Unlike the belt-conveyor production system, CM is a production process in which production equipment and family parts are grouped into small workstations or cells operated by single or a small group of workers. CM is based on the concept of continuous improvement or Kaizen to achieve super productivity.

I have wrote a thesis about how CM improve production productivity. My thesis was a visual presentation at the
2007 Academy of Management Meeting, August 3-8, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Contact me if you are interested in CM.

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